Saturday, October 1, 2011
Review: Crush Collide
By Jennifer Jabaley
Release Date: June 9, 2011
Willow has spent most of her life as her mother's sidekick in a popular Las Vegas hypnotism show. So when she and her mom move back to their sleepy southern hometown to start over, she thinks she's in for a life of quiet normalcy. Except that her new life turns out to be anything but, when she kinda sorta hypnotizes Quinton, the hottest guy on the football team, to fall madly, deeply, head over heels in love with her. But what started out as an innocent way to make her best friend, Max, jealous soon gets way out of hand, and Willow begins to wonder if the mind - and more importantly, the heart - is something you can really control
Imagine being able to hypnotise anyone to do anything you want, throw in the fact that you are moving to a town you used to live in but want to make yourself over, make everyone think you are actually more fun than you really are. This is how the book begins with Willow moving back to her old town with the hopes that her best friend Max and her will be more than just friends. Of course when she gets back he already has a girlfriend but she gets the nagging feeling that he wants more so she goes on a mission to try and win his heart. Here lies all the drama, first she does the hypnosis at a party and everyone is loving it, then she gets the brilliant idea that maybe making Max jealous will make him want her. Of course this always backfires but you can't help but try. She hypnotises Quinton to be the most perfect boyfriend. This of course brings back my favorite saying, be careful what you wish for because once you get it you may not like it. She thinks maybe it's what she wants instead of Max, because Quinton is so great but then the suffocating feeling starts to come in. Her friend Mia (also another person she hypnotises) gets hurt, and Georgia is trying desperately to help Willow dehypnotise Quinton by using magic, or voodoo, pretty much anything they can find online. It was a really cute book. I don't want to give away the ending because I'd love to hear what you have to say about it. Remember to always go with your first instinct if you think something is one way most likely it is. Great book by Jennifer Jabaley, can't wait to check out any other books by her, especially Lipstick Apology which I've heard is also good.